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  5. Irving Smith Jack Architects
  6. 2015
  7. offSET Shed House / Irving Smith Jack Architects

offSET Shed House / Irving Smith Jack Architects

  • 17:00 - 20 August, 2015
offSET Shed House / Irving Smith Jack Architects
offSET Shed House / Irving Smith Jack Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

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© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Text description provided by the architects. From a context of accrued simple shed-esk dwellings in an isolated and south facing New Zealand coastal surf community, a strategy of sequencing building ‘sets’ (aka surf) was generated to scale new form to its surrounds. New ‘shed’ sets are then offset to allow seasonal living, circulation, and privacy options and for variations in wind and sun exposure.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Summer opens and invites in community; with diagonal movement connecting offset and shaded external spaces. Here living holds minimal interior use, with summer circulation defining informal house boundaries, and the control of sand.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Circulation then internalises for winter shut down, with high level northern openings capturing precious northern light and warmth, and offset forms providing shelter to the southern exposure.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

The ‘shed’ typology follows New Zealand architectural vernacular accruing from rural and isolated beginnings, and the simple, self erected, elemental buildings still apparent within these remote provincial communities.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Within this new set of ‘sheds’, timber pergolas and ceilings collate pathways within simple metal and plasterboard linings to efficiently define  offset spaces and welcome an eclectic collection of furniture, the coastal community, and surf.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds
Cite: "offSET Shed House / Irving Smith Jack Architects" 20 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772130/offset-shed-house-irving-smith-jack-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884